or we’re off and when we’re off—we’re off.”
Moran pitched four innings for the Elks. He allowed just two hits and one unearned run. Nick Gregson threw the final three innings in relief, also surrendering a pair of hits while striking out four batters.
“Spectacular, both of them were in the zone, mixing things up with locations and speeds and just left the defense work behind them,” LeBrun said. “Defense did a good job today, too, helping them out. [It was a] good all-around game.”
The game took place just two days after Rising Sun received devastating news regarding a member of its baseball program. John Kampes, a JV baseball coach at the school who also coaches the Maryland Legends youth travel baseball teams, was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident Saturday morning near Rising Sun.
“For us, our thoughts and prayers are with Kampes and we’re hoping everything’s going to be alright for him,” Van Dyke said.
LeBrun called Kampes a ‘ great guy,’ adding “It’s a shame that he had that happen to him.”
Rising Sun junior Andrew Anders said he was actually detoured around the
accident, but didn’t know at the time who was involved in it.
“I had him as a coach last year,” Anders said. “He was always encouraging, [and a] good coach.”
Freshman pitcher Brandon Snyder, who started the season on JV but was called up to varsity midseason, offered similar sentiments.
“I only had him as a coach for half of this year. He’s a great coach, great man,” he said. “He taught a lot of great things.”
A Go Fund Me page has been created to help with Kampes’ medical expenses.
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